senate Bill S2752

Authorizes a study of animal life in the vicinity of the Dewey Loeffel Hazardous Waste Site

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.565
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Authorizes a study of animal life in the vicinity of the Dewey Loeffel Hazardous Waste Site.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4031
Versions:
S2752
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง49-0103, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2500, A4491
2009-2010: S4209, A7719

Votes

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7
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4
Nay
1
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2752

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to authorizing a study of animal life in the vicinity of the
Dewey Loeffel Hazardous Waste Site

PURPOSE: This legislation will provide for a study of the marine,
amphibians and mammals inhabiting the area known as the Dewey Loeffel
Hazardous Waste Site and the surrounding environs.

PROVISIONS:

Section 1: The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (i) to provide for the study of the impact of contamination.

JUSTIFICATION: The Dewey Loeffel State Hazardous Waste Site is located
in southern Rensselaer County and contains more than twice the contam-
ination than the infamous Love Canal waste site. It is estimated that
more than 46,000 tons of toxic waste are buried in a failed capped land-
fill.

Remediation of this site has been ongoing for decades with no progress
made in preventing the contamination from seeping from the site and
contaminating additional properties. This contamination has also
impacted Nassau Lake and the surrounding watershed.

This toxic contamination has been documented to be present in area fish
which have been ingested by New Yorkers. There is currently a "eat no
fish" advisory in place for this area. It is believed that this signif-
icant contamination has penetrated other aspects of the food chain.

This bill would provide for a scientific analysis of the presence of
toxic substances in wildlife and would provide for a report to the
legislature and the governor of the specific findings of the study by
2011. This research would also assess the viability of further study of
the contamination.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 2500 of 2012 passed Senate

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation provides the opportunity for the
Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct the study with
existing staff.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2752

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  authorizing a study of animal life in the vicinity of the Dewey  Loef-
  fel Hazardous Waste Site

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 49-0103 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. SUPERVISE AND/OR CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE MARINE LIFE, AMPHIBIANS AND
MAMMALS  INHABITING  THE AREA KNOWN AS THE DEWEY LOEFFEL HAZARDOUS WASTE
SITE AND THE ENVIRONS OF NASSAU LAKE, RENSSELAER COUNTY, FOR THE PURPOSE
OF SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF THE PRESENCE OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS AND  VOLATILE  ORGANIC  CONTAM-
INANTS  IN  SUCH  WILDLIFE.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL, ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, PREPARE A REPORT TO THE  GOVERNOR  AND  THE
LEGISLATURE  OUTLINING THE SPECIFIC FINDINGS OF SUCH STUDY AND ASSESSING
THE VIABILITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIMILAR STUDY WHICH  SHALL  INCLUDE
THE RESIDENTS OF THAT AREA.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03973-01-3

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